Architects, critics and politicians are taking to twitter to celebrate Goldsmith Street becoming the first ever social housing scheme to win the RIBA Stirling Prize.
Mikhail Riches and Cathy Hawly’s high-density Passivhaus scheme was awarded the UK’s biggest architecture award last night, becoming the first social housing scheme to win the award.
It has been widely celebrated as a significant moment in the 23-year-history of the prize, with TV architect George Clarke hailing it as “a game changer”.
“So councils can procure smaller, design-focused architects, use traditional build contracts, achieve Passivhaus, create beautiful housing and not break the bank,” added architect Claire Bennie.
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